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Old Feb 3, 2012, 2:55 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by lorenww View Post
Those are some awesome shots. Next on my list, find some eagles.
I see you're down in Florida. IF you're ever on Marco Island, spend a couple days at the Lakeside Inn - a small hotel that is nearby all the bigger ones. Small but clean pool with a tree at one side that drops fruit that you do NOT want to get on your skin! A big iguana was hanging on to a tree only about 50 feet away.

I stayed there a half-dozen years ago for a nephew's wedding nearby.

Behind the hotel is a pond, not a lake, size-wize. But there are eagles there - golden eagles were mostly what I saw, and a couple ospreys, and some loons. The eagles were totally oblivious to my presence as they dive-bombed for fish, and tried to steal fish from each other. Anyone with a decent telephoto (which I did not have with me) lens could get some great shots there.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 4:48 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by SIMON40 View Post
I wonder why Bald Eagles are called.....well..."Bald"....??
Bald or Balde was the olde English word for white.
Prolly in use back in the 1600's when these great birds were first seen by the English.

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Old Feb 10, 2012, 8:11 PM   #13
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Great pictures both....but that last one of it flying...is wonderful.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 11:33 PM   #14
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Thanks all. Scouse, thanks for the info, that does make a lot of sense.

Lesmore, the second shot is one of my faves also.!!
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